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Toddler Tips: Trying New Foods

March is National Nutrition Month, and it has me seriously contemplating how I can do a better job with food – for my toddler. Mealtime had become painful at our household. We would cook healthy meals with vegetables and our 19-month old would turn his head, refuse to try things, and dump food on the floor. […]

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Yes, I’m Still Breastfeeding (Not that it’s any of your business)

As I type this, my 14-month-old is standing by my chair, grabbing at my shirt, insisting on having her “nursies”, once again. I don’t know how she hasn’t had enough in the past 24 hours, as her multiple wake ups last night resulted in extra middle-of-the-night nursies I don’t usually indulge her with. But, I’m […]

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The If…..Then, Magic

Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link.I  have survived raising 2 children. I have been through the terrible 2,s  and fearful 3’s and forgetful 4’s, the friendships that work, those that don’t, discipline at school for talking to much, the science fair projects, homework, good grades, bad grades, more homework, Ohio tours projects, guitar lessons, boy […]

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Big Boy Room

This past weekend we did some rearranging and winter cleaning in our house. While we were cleaning, we also switched a couple of rooms…our office and Logan’s room. Logan was upgraded to the big boy room and he was very excited. Before we could move things around, painting needed to happen. Okay, I should correct that. […]

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Coffee Should ALWAYS Come Before Bathing the Dog

Why on earth would anyone bathe their dog before their morning coffee? Simple – Emma. If you’ve met Emma you’d understand. You would probably laugh and need no further explanation. Emma is our wild child! But if you haven’t, here is what happened this morning. Most mornings, Emma, my sweet and sassy two year old, […]

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Little Boys and Little Toy Guns

Disclaimer: This post contains the thoughts, experience and parenting style of the author and will not reflect the perspectives and choices of all moms. Dayton Moms Blog encourages respectful discussion and varied opinions in the comments. Chances are, if you are a mom to a boy, you’ve had the following phrase shouted at you: “Bang! […]

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My Kid Doesn’t Eat Kale

If you made a beautiful stir fry for dinner last night and your child ate half a piece of carrot and three bites of rice, this post is for you. If you scour Pinterest after the kids go to bed frantically searching for new and creative ways to “hide” nutrients in your child’s meals, this […]

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Easter Brunch: Food, Festivities & Savings at Whole Foods Market

The Easter countdown is on – so, when Whole Foods Market invited me to get a sneak peek of all things Easter – I put on my bunny ears and hopped right over! I started my journey at the entrance furthest from the bar (rookie mistake – one of the coolest things about Whole Foods […]

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